North American and French Audiences Moved by the Depth of Shen Yun's Performances: “We Need This Today”
(Minghui.org) Throughout mid-January, the six touring companies of Shen Yun Performing Arts graced the stages of multiple cities in the United States, Japan, and France. Many audience members shared how the depth of China's 5,000 years of classical history and stories resonated with them.
“We Need This Today”
“Very precious... Very good, we need this today,” said Prince Jean d'Orléans, Duke of Vendome.
“Man shouldn’t lose sight of where he comes from... In a world that doesn’t have a reference, tradition and culture are very important. And then when you have 5,000 years of culture, it’s even stronger,” he said.
For him Shen Yun presented a vibrant world, “A world full of color, poetry, and humor... We are presented with a multitude of stories, a multitude of peoples, a multitude of cultures, ethnic groups, traditional costumes, poems, particular stories on different regions of China.”
Shen Yun Presents Reassuring History
“I am very happy to have been here today,” said Laurent Dassault, the Chief Operating Officer of the Marcel Dassault Group.
“For me, it’s a discovery... What is beautiful in this show is the history.
“There was a deep thought going into the Chinese culture, throughout its history, and so it touches us Europeans a lot because we don’t have all this history through our families.”
“Especially today we need a reference, we need history, and we need to be reassured by history to build the future... And thanks to you we are reassured,” he said.
“Presence of Angels”
“I have seen angels. I felt the presence of angels transmitting the culture,” said Leo Carruthers, a Professor Emeritus at the University of La Sorbonne.
“I am delighted to discover all these different ethnic groups, cultures, and dances... Now it makes me want to discover China,” he said.
“The Whole World Should See Shen Yun”
“The whole world should see this show,” said Pascale Pouzadoux, a filmmaker and an actress.
The deeper meanings resonated with her. She said, “There is both humor and beauty... They were trying to communicate to us a form of serenity, tranquility, a meditation on life and existence.”
“I think the dancers are extremely dynamic and beautiful. As for the stage backdrops, they are magnificent.
Lessons from Ancient China
“I think it’s very important to learn from history. All of the thousands of years of Chinese culture and history, people can learn from that and apply to things that happen today, in today’s times,” said Philip Pravda the CEO of Suitcafe Luxury Men’s Fashion.
“I love the colors. It’s eye-catching. It keeps you focused right on the stage,” he said.
“It was very, very interesting how they coordinate all the dancing with the fabrics that the performers are wearing.”
Beautiful and Spectacular
“Perfect synchronization... I love the lines and the symmetry,” said Paul Rosengard, the president of Anatwine.
“The scenery in the back and the very subtle movement... Very clever, and very well done,” he said.
“It’s beautiful. It’s really a spectacle,” said Chris Gillespie, a publisher.
“The colors are just gorgeous... I love it, it’s a treat,” she said.
Shen Yun continues its world tour with upcoming performances in Charlotte, North Carolina from January 25 to 27, Kansas City, Missouri from January 25 to 27, Liverpool, United Kingdom from January 27 to 28, and Tokyo, Japan from January 28 to 30. For more information on tickets and dates, please visit http://shenyun.com.